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« on: July 09, 2011, 06:18:30 PM »


http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=191467
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2011, 05:59:18 AM »

Well, we're still here for a few days, but I wanted to show off what I picked up:

Found these at Target Pittsfield:

Not really cheap at 20 bucks but...nice.

And picked some of these up at Best Buy Jersey City (should have bought them at Target as well though, they had much more different sets (even a special 80's colors set !) and better prices.....but didn't know then...


I also have some parts that BR sent to my uncles address thanks to Barry among them new buttons for the Asterock...

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2011, 01:48:47 PM »

The glasses rocks!
And nice idea with the pen's!
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2011, 10:04:54 PM »

Glad you got the parts.

If you guys ever need Sharpies like that, let me know.  Happy to pick some up and ship them at cost.

Right now you can get them for $1 each.

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 05:45:08 AM »

Thanks again Barry....sorry about the PP hassle...

I also picked up a Funspot mug (at least the redemption tickets were good for something Wink)

Surprise: my cousin loved the pics I showed from Funspot so we're heading back up there again tomorrow !!!
What a great last day in the US Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 07:39:25 AM »

What are those pens for? oppps
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011, 08:12:29 AM »

to touch up cabinets i guess
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2011, 08:24:45 AM »

I want those glasses!
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011, 12:12:37 PM »

I want those glasses!


You can try here - http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/mugs/da75/
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 05:24:10 PM »

Thanks again Barry....sorry about the PP hassle...

My pleasure...  The PP funds are still being held while PP "Reviews it".  Sad
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2011, 10:44:02 AM »

Home Sweet Home !!!

For me it's like 5 am now without any sleep....but whatever......it was a brilliant holiday....totally have to get used to the cold and grey weather here now !

I will try to upload pics & vid's ASAP but please give me some time....

OK...so.....from now on, my focus is 100% Eurocade.....the website says it's only 44 days away !!!!  shock shock shock
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2011, 11:10:36 AM »

Welcome back, can't wait for the pictures.
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2011, 11:23:16 AM »

Thanks.....

I imported some nice stuff....iPad 64GB with 3G, Airport Extreme and a Magic Trackpad...yes Mr. Jobs got a bit richer again....but it was all so "cheap" there Wink

The glasses seem to have survived. I've also got a Funspot mug and my son "bought" a Funspot poster from some of the tickets he got from the redemption machines for me....saying "you can put it up at Eurocade dad"....which was touching to hear Smiley

Funny thing....I was watching an ancient movie (1981) called Arthur on the plane back home (yeah I know....ultra-cheesy but I hadn't seen it in about 30 years)) and there's a scene at an arcade and there's plenty redemption stuff and tickets, even back then. Arthur did have an arcade machine at his house but the in-flight LCD was too blurry to see which one I think it was Tron. He also had a pinball. And he mentions Space Invaders while being in the arcade....

Anyway, this proves that redemption isn't something of the recent years....it works great though, my son was pretty nuts about them....I figure I could have played at least two whole nights with the 175 tokes I got with the coupon and 20 bucks....but my son sped it up "a bit" with those machines. Did tell him to cool it though, and he still played a good number of classics as well....anyway, we all had great fun...
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2011, 11:30:07 AM »

to touch up cabinets i guess
That's the idea....although looking at them now, I'm not exactly sure if I got the right one's....they have so many different products...:
http://www.sharpie.com/enUS/Products/Pages/AllProducts.aspx

Gee look at the 80's colors.....I see Ms.Pac Pink and Galaxian Green Wink

http://www.sharpie.com/enUS/Products/Pages/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=80sGlamFinePointPermanentMarkerCollection(Sharpie%20Catalog)

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« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2011, 12:23:11 PM »

Welcome back andre!

i missed your comments / posts  Wink
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